Ferndale

President Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Min. Wage Increase

April 2nd 2014

President Obama Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Minimum Wage Increase (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2014) The move is on in Michigan and across the country to raise the minimum wage, and to help promote the effort President Barack Obama came to Ann Arbor for a speech at the University of Michigan. Stepping off Air […]

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #1 – The Babies Are Home

April 1st 2014

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #1 – The Babies Are Home (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever, April 1, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield redevelopment […]

Ferndale Police Seek Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspects

April 1st 2014

Ferndale Police Seek Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspects (Ferndale Police Dept, April 1, 2014) On 03/24/14 at about 4:05 p.m. a gunman entered a Doctor’s Office at 808 Livernois to commit a robbery. It appeared he was trying to rob the employees of cash, but left with only a prescription pad. A couple of minutes […]

Road Diets and Bike Lanes Coming to Ferndale this Spring

March 31st 2014

Road Diets and Bike Lanes Coming to Ferndale this Spring (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 31, 2014) NOTE: Full image of the above plan, and other plans, available at http://ferndalemoves.com/projects. As the weather changes this spring, so too with the face of two of Ferndale’s streets.  E. 9 Mile and Livernois are getting facelifts and road […]

PR Woman’s Club Scholarship for FHS Student, Deadline April 10

March 31st 2014

PR Woman’s Club Scholarship for FHS Student, Deadline April 10 (The Ridger, March 31, 2014) Attention Class of 2014! The Pleasant Ridge Woman’s Club is accepting applications from 2014 high school graduating seniors who reside in the Ferndale School District and who have a GPA of 3.3 or higher. Applications are available at the Ferndale […]

Humbly Bad-ass: The Gangstagrass Experience (video)

March 30th 2014

Humbly Bad-ass: The Gangstagrass Experience (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 30, 2014) After the show Sunday night, a fan asked the doorman at the Magic Bag if he could have the Gangstagrass poster out of the glass case on the wall.  “Man that’d be neat to have to remember this night, I’m a huge fan,” […]

Federal Government Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages

March 28th 2014

Federal Government Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages (DOJ Press Release, March 28, 2014) Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 28, 2014 Statement by Attorney General Eric Holder on Federal Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages in Michigan Attorney General Eric Holder issued the following statement today on the status of same-sex marriages […]

Local Districts Named 2014 Best Communities for Music Education

March 27th 2014

Local Districts Named 2014 Best Communities for Music Education (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 27, 2014) The NAMM Foundation rates school  districts across the county in music programs, and this year they have named 376 districts to their 2014 Best Communities for Music Education List.  In Oakland County, Berkley, Bloomfield Hills, Ferndale, Oxford and Rochester Schools […]

Super Heroes Warm Up for Relay for Life Ferndale, June 14

March 27th 2014

Super Heroes Warm Up for Relay for Life Ferndale, June 14 (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 27, 2014) What makes a Super Hero?  This is the question asked by Relay for Life this year as events around the country will focus on a Super Hero theme for their gigantic fundraisers that raise money to fight cancer. […]

FPL Will Waive Fines for Food Donations Through April 5

March 27th 2014

Ferndale Public Library Will Waive Fines for Food Donations Through April 5 (FPL Press Release, March 27, 2014) Ferndale Public Library makes paying fines feel doubly good next week by participating in the Food For Fines program Mar. 24 through Apr. 5. Each donated food item can be used to remove $1.00 in overdue fines […]